University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1980
Ohio State University, B.S. 1977
Jeffrey McHugh has been responsible for the federal tax opinions on tax-exempt obligations rendered by Miller Canfield since 1984, including issues for city, county and state issuers. He has significant expertise in representing issuers of municipal obligations with respect to IRS audits and in the development of arbitrage compliance systems, and has acted as Special Tax Counsel on several occasions for the State of Michigan and other issuers.
Miller Canfield serves as local counsel to the City of Detroit in connection with its Chapter 9 bankruptcy case filed in July 2013 and its ongoing restructuring efforts. In connection with this representation, Miller Canfield currently is (a) handling post-petition financing matters, (b) litigating and negotiating requests for relief from the automatic stay matter, and (c) assisting with the restructuring of various City departments. The City of Detroit has estimated that its total outstanding obligations as of the commencement of its bankruptcy case totaled approximately $18.5 billion.
Best Lawyers in America, Detroit Public Finance Lawyer of the Year, 2013; Public Finance Law 2007-present
Michigan Super Lawyers
DBusiness Magazine, Top Lawyers, Public Finance
State Bar of Michigan
National Association of Bond Lawyers, Board of Directors; General Tax Matters Committee, Chair; Board Liaison; Member, various task forces
Fellow, American College of Bond Counsel, Board of Directors, two terms
American Bar Association, Tax-exempt Finance Committee Member
National Association of Bond Lawyers on alternative sanctions, arbitrage, advanced and immediate refundings, solid waste disposal bonds, mortgage subsidy bonds, low-income housing bonds, arbitrage rebate, IRS enforcement, and long-term working capital, etc.
Tax-exempt Reimbursement, Michigan State Hospital Finance Authority.
Low-income housing bonds, National Association of Housing Agencies.
Arbitrage rebate, original issue discount, imputed interest, and other tax matters relating to financial transactions, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
State of the Law in Federal Taxation, Michigan State Bar Association
Editor, "Federal Taxation of Municipal Bonds," Prentice Hall/National Association of Bond Lawyers; Editor-in-Chief
Published articles in Michigan Bar Journal